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Old 01-02-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default Leave in Rear Subframe Lockdown Bolts forever?

Can you leave in the Kartboy Botox Bolts (Rear Subframe Lockdown Bolts) forever? I daily drive my car and have some spirited driving habits.

List of mods:
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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I have researched this and have came up with strongly mixed answers.
Can anyone put this to rest from their own experience?
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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I never took them outa my 02 wrx until I put them in my 06 wrx....and they are still there

no worries

the 'strongly mixed reviews' maybe should be taken with a grain of salt
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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Why would you remove them?
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:46 PM   #5
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yes, leav'em they will be fine.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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mine been in forever.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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most people can't get them out once installed
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:25 PM   #8
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I still have mine in. Been tracking and rallyx'ing.

I recently looked at the subframe and it doesn't appear anything is getting distorted; although I never actually took the bolts out... not interested in dealing with stuck bolts which I'm sure they are now.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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most people can't get them out once installed
The bolts usually will come out, its the spacer that is between the bolt and the underbody that is insane to remove.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:40 PM   #10
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i have no plans to ever take mine out and they've been in there a couple of years now.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #11
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heck I had mine in forever and no consequences
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:42 AM   #12
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